Media highlight new special education leadership certificate

The Bangor Daily News and Maine DOE Newsroom published a UMaine News release about a new graduate certificate program in special education leadership being introduced this fall. The 12-credit program, offered by the College of Education and Human Development and UMaineOnline, will provide leadership training to address the statewide shortage of special education administrators. “This certificate is a response to feedback from PreK–12 professionals in Maine and beyond about the immediate need to support the growing number of students with disabilities and who are at risk,” says Sarah Howorth, an assistant professor and coordinator of the special education graduate program at the University of Maine. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the new graduate certificate. More information about the program is online.